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West Coast trampers

West Coast trampers

These trampers have just crossed over the Dennistoun Pass from the relatively dry and treeless Rangitātā River valley in Canterbury. They are heading into the damp, lush Perth River valley on the West Coast. The contrasting climates of the two regions have produced dramatically different scenery.

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Brett Mullan, Andrew Tait and Craig Thompson, 'Climate - Climate and life in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by Brett Mullan, Andrew Tait and Craig Thompson, published 12 Jun 2006